Armstrong Whitworth Siskin MK IIIA 1:72
April 12, 2015 in Aviation
Hi folks! This is the old Matchbox Siskin with some minor modifications.
The kit itself is quite good, as the biplane Matchboxes in general and simplicistic in some area (as Matchboxes in general 🙂 ), namely the interior and the small details. I focused on detailing these areas (added the prominent prop-driven generators, lights, some rigging, aiming telescopic sight and so on). I had to modify the landing gear (as the kit provides it “in-flight” condition, and the struts doesn’t fit too well) and added the very prominent push-rods onto the Jaguar engine (however the kit’s engine not bad just from the box).
The decals were in bad condition as this is a chinese incarnation of the kit from the mid 90’s so I had to paint/correct them a lot. The silver dope colour is Gunze silver, the polished parts made from Bare Metal Foil while the green is mixed from various Gunze greens (I don’t remember exactly which colours were used).
Hope You like it.
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